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How to clean my keyboard?

Discussion in 'Apple Forum:' started by Katedesign, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    My 'old' keyboard (white) is getting very dirty. Has anyone found a really good way to clean them?

    Silly topic - but it's beginning to annoy me!
  2. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Personally, I have always used those wet wipe things
  3. djb

    djb Member

    Just go at it with water, cif, polish, anything really. Just make sure you let it dry out before plugging it back in!
  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    You need to get yourself some cool white gloves going forward lol, mmm the iGlove...might be onto something here lol :icon_biggrin:
  5. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    I have heard of a stuff like 'silly putty'... slap it on and peel off and all the grime comes out...but it could have been a dream.
  6. squeezee

    squeezee Member

    DO NOT USE A HOOVER, it took me ages to find the keys again :icon_cursing:
  7. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    and then you have to get them back in the right order - lol!
  8. linziloop

    linziloop Member

  9. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    I'll try it on an old pc keyboard first!!
  10. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    I love the bit - 'don't try this on a laptop' - like drying your dog in a microwave!
  11. paul_hutton

    paul_hutton Member

    If it's not dried on crap and just fluff and what not you can try compressed air works a dream for getting under the keys

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Brilliant, take it on the Dragons Den. :icon_thumbup:

    Actually. I think it's already patented. By a certain Michael Jackson. He really was ahead of his time.

    Seriously though, I just get a damp drying up cloth. Does the job perfectly.
  13. Ian Bonner

    Ian Bonner Member

    You're right Kate, thats what I use. But it is only good for crumbs and surface dirt. It won't get rid of the tough ones.

    Cyber Clean Americas - The Home of The High Tech Cleaning Compound
  14. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    At least I wasn't dreaming!

    I'll try popping the keys off and giving it a damn good clean...and then see if I can get them back in the right order!
  15. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    Yup I've got a tub of that stuff, smells lemony fresh lovely, and makes funny fart noises when you stick your finger in the tub so that's always good for an office giggle. No good for getting rid of the stubborn marks though. Maybe we should all post pictures of how grubby our keyboards are, winner gets a tub :icon_tongue_smilie:
  16. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Damn! Took my keyboard home and popped all the keys off last weekend and cleaned the whole thing. Really easy - especially if you remember to take a photo of it beforehand so you don't get any of those keys that you rarely use back in the wrong place!!

    I have another one to do though... and one of the newish flat ones and a couple of (rubbish) PC ones.

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